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International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage

Published November 21, 2008

The International Maritime Organizations states, “The Convention was adopted to ensure that adequate, prompt, and effective compensation is available to persons who suffer damage caused by spills of oil, when carried as fuel in ships' bunkers.

The Convention applies to damage caused on the territory, including the territorial sea, and in exclusive economic zones of States Parties. “

It was adopted on March 23, 2001 and entered into force on November 21, 2008.